Tests show no CWD in depopulated elk herd

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State agriculture officials say they’ve found no more signs of chronic wasting disease in a depopulated farm elk herd after the disease showed up in one of the facility’s female elk.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection quarantined the Richland County elk farm in May after a two-year-old female tested positive for CWD.

DATCP officials issued a news release Tuesday saying a team of state and federal agriculture staffers killed the farm’s remaining 11 elk in August.

All 10 adult elk were tested for CWD. None were positive. DATCP spokesman Bill Cosh says the 11th elk was too young to test.

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This story has been updated to correct the location of the farm to Richland County. The Dennis B. Denman farm is in Sauk County.

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